Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Nov 2003, 03:02am by TMQ

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Salaam Bombay!

Football Outsiders is proud to be the temporary home of Gregg Easterbrook's TMQ. Today: Elvis is everywhere, and so is Bill Parcells. Plus, fortune favors the bold, Buffalo still doesn't read TMQ, and some blitzes actually work. Ye gods!

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17 Nov 2003, 03:30am by admin

Guest Column: Going for Two

One of the most debated decisions in football is when to go for a two-point conversion. But is it possible that coaches don't go for the two-pointer enough? That's the theory of Christopher Moses.

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13 Nov 2003, 02:32pm by Al & Ian

Week 11 Scramble/Open Thread

Ian and Al discuss how on earth the Falcons could upset the Giants, instant replay rules, and the return of the prodigal kicker. Rejoice, for it is once again the era of Rackers! Comment here on this week's Scramble, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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13 Nov 2003, 02:28pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Midseason Report

Aaron breaks down every team in the NFC, complete with DVOA ratings split into pass and rush, special teams ratings split five ways, and projections of every team's final win-loss record. All the stats are ranked 1-32 to help you figure out where your team tops the league and where it comes up short. Even more commentary than the AFC article, including a section on Carolina and Tampa Bay that is longer than the odds on Arizona making the playoffs.

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13 Nov 2003, 12:46pm by admin

Guest Column: Minnesota's Defensive Woes

a.k.a. The Road to Disaster and Back. Geoff Larson of VikesGeek.com analyzes the problems of the Minnesota defense, which can be traced to poor drafting and free agent signings. And yea, did the people of Minnesota shudder when they heard the name "Dimitrius Underwood."

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11 Nov 2003, 03:07am by TMQ

Ye Gods! Tuesday Morning Quarterback Returns!

Say it loud, he's back and proud. Football Outsiders is proud to be the temporary home of TMQ, and today Gregg Easterbrook returns to deliver his unique insights on the NFL. This week: officials act odd, the Browns give up, and Mike Williams stands around. Plus, haikus and babes!

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11 Nov 2003, 03:05am by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 Team Efficiency Ratings

Out of last week's top ten teams, five lost and two more were on bye. So you can imagine that the VOA ratings have gone through some changes. Kansas City's still in the top spot, and they are pulling away from the rest of the NFL. Plus, comments on St. Louis-Baltimore and Miami-Tennessee, and a detailed discussion of what statistics can and cannot tell you.

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06 Nov 2003, 02:24pm by Al & Ian

Week 10 Scramble/Open Thread

This week Ian and Al dissect the battle for the Northern New Jersey, continue the discussion of overtime rules begun in the Week 9 Open Thread, and ooze plasma outta' their cerebellums. Plus, the Falcons suck. Comment here on this week's Scramble, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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06 Nov 2003, 02:19pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Midseason Report

Aaron breaks down every team in the AFC, complete with DVOA ratings split into pass and rush, special teams ratings split five ways, and projections of every team's final win-loss record. All the stats are ranked 1-32 to help you figure out where your team tops the league and where it comes up short. Plus, obnoxious commentary for the math-o-phobic, featuring pop culture references of Milleresque randomness.

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05 Nov 2003, 02:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Maroon Zone vs. Scarlet Zone

In the final TMQ, Gregg Easterbrook introduced the idea of The Maroon Zone, the area between the 30 and 40-yard lines that often is the barrier between punting and scoring. Or is it? We compare performance all over the field to winning and scoring and discover an even more important new area: The Scarlet Zone.

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